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Nov 30, 2009 09:26 AM

Pre made Christmas Dinner (Calgary)

Because we will be travelling right after Christmas Day, we've decided this year looking into ordering a Christmas Dinner from a restaurant to take home -- specifically to eat at home as this way we dont' have to deal with squirrely kids strung out on toys and treats at a restaurant ;o)

The Carriage House has a complete pick-up turkey dinner, we've already looked into it, but looking for more options not so far south. I've been trying to call The Palliser, but can never get anyone from the dining room on the phone, I've called at all hours and left messages, but no return calls.

Does anyone know if The Palliser still does the Christmas Dinner for pick-up? or any other good places that might do the traditional turkey dinner for pick up? Thanks!

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  1. You might want to try Fresh Kitchen in Garrison...

    1. The Hyatt or Sunterra came to mind first but in terms of non-hotel restaurants/stores I'm not sure when you'd have to take delivery - same with Main Dish or Mise en Place. I wonder if CRMR at Home will be offering something like that this year?

      Sorry I seem to have more questions than answers for you. Good luck with your quest, and with travelling with the kids :)

      ETA: Just re-read your post (after coffee) you're travelling after Christmas Day... my vote would be for pickup from Sunterra, Main Dish, Mise or (if they offer it) CRMR at home.

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      1. re: maplesugar

        I would check Main Dish. They specialize in take-home dinners.

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        1. Thanks for all the suggestions. Looks like the Palliser no longer does this, plus I was told (with great deal of disdain may I add) from the Hyatt that "we DO NOT do this". No answer at Mise En Place, but I do not think they would be open Christmas Day.

          We have had mostly mediocre food from The Main Dish, so do not wish to get anything there. Looks like The Carriage House will have to do, but if anyone has any ideas or any other suggestions I'm all ears :o)

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          1. re: sweeterpea

            I think if you're looking to pick up on Christmas Day you're pretty much stuck with hotel restaurants. You could try Raw Bar, they did turkey for Thanksgiving and they are open on Christmas Day.

            If you're OK to pick it up on Christmas eve and reheat it on Christmas day, you have more options, I know Sunterra has one for $31.99 including bread, dessert, coffee and tea: and Ed's has one for $16 for turkey and trimmings:
            There are others, I'm sure I've seen newspaper ads in mid-december.

          2. The Blackfoot Inn used to do a take out Christmas dinner. And it was about as good a my Mom used to make! I was amazed...